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Local students perform in Gustavus Adolphus Christmas program

Gustavus Adolphus College will host its annual Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services Dec. 2-4 on its Saint Peter, Minn. campus. Several Hastings students will perform in the event. The evening performance Saturday, Dec. 3 will be live streamed online for free beginning at 7:15 p.m. Visit gustavus.edu/ccc to learn more or watch the live stream.

Hastings students who will be participating are Rachel Bruch-Andersen, junior; Kalley Erlandson, sophomore; Hannah Jakel, senior; TJ Strandberg, sophomore; Ben Ventry, junior; and Matthew Williams, sophomore.

The annual Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services at Gustavus evoke wonder through music, poetry, prayer and dance performed by over 350 students. This year, Christmas in Christ Chapel's theme is "Ubuntu, Jesu: From the Cradle of Humankind to the Ends of the Earth." The African notion of "Ubuntu" affirms that a person is a person through other people, or "I am because we are." The annual worship services will celebrate unity by connecting the incarnation of Christ in Bethlehem with the creation of humankind in Africa.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college that prepares 2,300 undergraduate students for lives of leadership, service and lifelong learning. Gustavus was founded in 1862 and is the oldest Lutheran college in Minnesota. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away and service-learning programs, Gustavus is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

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